Welcome to Living Life Fully, a site
dedicated to the concept of living a full life
and getting the most out of all the wonder
that this world offers!



Our fourth year of daily meditations is finished--
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Daily Meditations:  Year One - Year Two - Year Three - Year Four


We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the wise and caring women and men whose words appear on this site, and we acknowledge their wonderful contributions to the lives of so many of us.  To the Kellers and the Emersons and the Gandhis and so many others who have given us so much:  thank you.

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     Living Life Fully™
is dedicated to presenting the wisdom of the ages, especially the wisdom that's specifically focused on getting the most out of life and being happy.  It's based on the belief that if we can learn from those who have come before us and have shared their knowledge, our lives can be richer, more exciting, and fuller.  Take your time, visit a page or two and find something you like, then come back later for something else--there's definitely no hurry, and no need to see it all at once.
     The main thing, though, is to enjoy. If you'll be back, we'll see you soon. If not, please make yours an extraordinary life!

We'd like to remind you of Living Life Fully Publications. . . we're trying to take advantage of the print-on-demand technology that will allow us to make available to you many works that are inspiring and uplifting--you can see the first works that we've made available by clicking here; over the course of the next few months we hope to bring to you many more inspiring and uplifting works!  We're also making free e-books available to you of works in the public domain.


I accept life unconditionally.  Life holds so much--
so much to be happy about always. 
Most people ask for happiness on condition. 
Happiness can be felt only if you don't set conditions.

Artur Rubinstein


Here's much of what you'll find here on our site:
Our collection of quotations is one of the finest you'll find anywhere online--or in print.
Book excerpts--great passages that provide unique perspectives on life and living.
We're bringing back our free e-books, in PDF format.  We have eight books available now--all classics, all uplifting and empowering!
Daily Meditations:  Year One - Year Two - Year Three - Year Four
Our people pages - Related to our "thinkers" pages, with biographical information on the people behind many of the words that you'll find on our site, as well as links to some of their works and wise words from them.
We have free wallpaper for you in several different sizes.  Click here to visit our gallery!
We have a series of pages on Obstacles to Living Life Fully, focusing on those things that keep us from living fully and being happy.
Visit our pages of Zen sayings and stories.

Is your financial situation an obstacle to your full life?

You may want to visit our Great Thinkers pages--a series of pages devoted to some of the most inspirational people around.
Sign up for a free daily quotation and/or our weekly Full Life Digest.
We have two pages dedicated to Native American Wisdom. . . .
We'd love to hear any feedback you may have!

About this site. . . .

"I Wish You"--pages to share with someone you love.
Simple Relaxation Techniques and Strategies - Five pages focused on helping you to slow down and relax.
What used to be Full Life Online is now a part of our site, including articles, book excerpts, humor pages, and inspirational journeys.

The seasons of the year:  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.

Links to other great sites.

The newest issue of Living Life Fully, the weekly e-zine.
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America  -  A great page to share on Memorial Day, Independence Day, or any other day.
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Available now!
What does it mean to live a full life? How do we stay happy and content in a world that often seems to be throwing more at us than we can handle?  Thirty years in the making, Universal Principles of Living Life Fully explores different aspects of our selves as human beings, aspects that we are able to develop and expand when we need to in order to make ourselves more comfortable in the world we live in. It explores 57 different elements of who we are, from love to mindfulness to adversity to prayer, in an effort to help you to figure out just where to focus your energy and attention when life is being difficult for you.  Use the link to the left for the Kindle edition, or click here for the print edition.
Read more about the book here.


Living Life Fully is all about learning--learning about life, love, relationships,
being human, helping, giving, hope, beauty, and so much more;  learning
about despair and sorrow and negative thoughts and arrogance and many
other things that bring us down.  So many people have given so much to
the world in the form of insights and observations, and we want to share
those insights with you in the hope that they'll help you to learn to lead
a happy, healthy, fulfilling life on your own unique, individual terms.



Perhaps the rediscovery of our humanity, and the potential
of the human spirit which we have read about in legends
of older civilizations, or in accounts of solitary mystics, or in
tales of science fiction writers -- perhaps this will constitute the
true revolution of the future.  The new frontier lies not beyond
the planets but within each one of us.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau


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Let us live, while we are alive!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



When indeed shall we learn that we are all related one to the other, that we are all members of
one body?  Until the spirit of love for our fellow people, regardless of race, color or creed, shall
fill the world, making real in our lives and our deeds that actuality of human brother and
sisterhood--until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility
for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

Helen Keller


We have some inspiring and motivational books that may interest you.  Our main way of supporting this site is through the sale of books, either physical copies or digital copies for your Amazon Kindle (including the online reader).  All of the money that we earn through them comes back to the site in one way or another.  Just click on the picture to the left to visit our page of books, both fiction and non-fiction!


Few of us, indeed, realize the wonderful privilege of living;
the blessings we inherit, the glories and the beauties of
the universe, which is our own if we choose to have it so;
the extent to which we can make ourselves what we wish
to be; or the power we possess of securing peace,
of triumphing over pain and sorrow.

John Lubbock



The hardest thing to believe when you're young is that people will
fight to stay in a rut, but not to get out of one.

Ellen Glasgow


A bag of apples, a pot of homemade jam, a scribbled note,
a bunch of golden flowers, a coloured pebble, a box of
seedlings, an empty scent bottle for the children. . . .
Who needs diamonds and van-delivered bouquets?

Pam Brown



Don't hurry.
Don't worry.
You're only here
for a short visit,
so don't forget
to stop and
smell the flowers.

Walter Hagen


Minds are like flowers; they open only when the time is right - Stephen Richards
Flowers…are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world - Ralph Waldo Emerson
How to Say it With Flowers:  Flower Delivery | How To Send Flowers | Caring For Your Flower Delivery


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Over a year of one-sentence reminders
of ways that we can
make the most of our lives each day that we live.
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A novel of life and learning; Walker's fascinating journey will remind you of all that is good in this world.
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When David agrees to give 70-year-old Hector a ride west, he never thinks that the man will become so important to him.
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"Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers," wrote Wordsworth over 150 years ago.  And we're still doing the same.
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I wrote this novel with the goal of presenting a lot of the material I had studied over many years in the form of a narrative--lessons about life and living that the character uncovers as he journeys through the world, from one trial/experience to the next.  It was a joy to write, and I was very happy with the outcome, which is something that is very strange for me, as I'm usually quite critical about my own writing.  The novel starts with our main character stepping out on a road with no clothes, no thoughts, no memories--a tabla rasa whose main purpose in the world is to observe and to learn.  And learn he most definitely does.
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